Whilst very few stayed individuals believe that these advances in serama breeding to be distasteful, many believe in creating these variants of the breed more interest in the breed will be generated by offering this lovely breed to a wider audience.
Do not believe comments which claim that these alternative breeding programmes to be "Scams" or "mongrels" as these are merely views of a very tiny minority of individuals who have little understanding of genetics and the histories of breed creations & developments.
Take the Japanese bantam for instance, a very very ancient breed whose past spans centuries, this is a popular breed, bred to high quality standards. Has a large global following, with large mounts being bred an exhibited throughout the World. A well loved breed, that has been greatly modified over the years. The Japanese bantam, though most commonly seen with straingh feathers is also available in silkie feathered, frizzled feathered and bearded. It is also available in rumpless form as well as new booted varieties. Though despite these advances they have not affected its, integrity as a breed nor have they reduced it's popularity, but in fact have probably contributed to the breeds success, lending it to a wider audience.
I believe that should variants be created (this is inevitable) that if done in the correct manner, being true to the overall shape standard and weight limits of the breed, keeping meticulous records, hard selection of undesirable birds and careful removal (methods such as seling as pets or if absolutely necessary, culling) of surplus prototype birds then there is no real reason to worry about the stability of the serama as a breed.
A rumpless serama male, produced from 100% tailed serama parentage. A naturally occurring mutation. This bird displays a good wingset and short back and is most definately of use as part of a carefully managed breeding programme.
Above is a lovely example of a silkie feathered serama male, displaying a very nice outline, excellent wing carriage, a beautiful high breast and a good tail set also.
Above a rose combed serama male in Indonesia
Many thanks to the Serama Council of North America who most kindly gave me free reign to use their images.